Burnham-on-Crouch, c.1965Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Burnham-on-Crouch >> Education in Burnham-on-Crouch
Reports and returns on schools and education in Burnham-on-Crouch. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 1056. A national school for boys, in which there are from 60 to 72; the master's salary is £90 a year, with a house and three chaldron of coals, and prequisites which may be rated at £10 a year. A national school, containing from 40 to 57 girls; the mistress's salary is £35 a year, 1 chaldron of coals, and prequisites which may amount to £5 per annum. The funds of both schools consist of land, houses, and an oyster laying said to worth about £300 per annum; but it is not known by whom they were left, or for what purpose; but as there has laways been a school, it is concluded that a part of the money was orginally destined for that prupose. [There are] some schools kept by illiterate people. The poor are very desirous of education, but the minister states, that the inhabitants regard the national schools with suspicion; and the minister of Cavendish, Soffolk, states, that he was informed the papers respecting the preceeding endowments were thrown into the fire by feoffees, sometime ago."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 1,393. Five Daily Schools (one of which containing 20 females commenced 1825), wherein 47 males and 70 females are instructed at the expense of their parents. Two Day and Sunday National Schools, attended by 40 males and 62 females daily, and 2 males and 20 females in addition on Sundays. These Schools are supported by salaries arising from charity property, aided by voluntary contributions, to remunerate the master and mistress for attending on Sundays. One Sunday School, of 40 males and 20 females, is supported by voluntary contributions and connected with Baptists."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Burnham on Crouch - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Burnham on Crouch - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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